14th April 2015 Competition
Due to the Easter break, the Vets day was pushed back a week to the 14th April. A number of our Vets have been away on their annual pilgrimage to Wellington and I have been told that our own Kenny Dickson cleaned up in the men’s comp and Betty Dillon from Nowra won the ladies. As a result of some of our members being away, combined with the Easter weekend, the numbers for today’s comp were down to 45 and the winners were:
1st A Christoforo (The Grange) 37 Pts (c/b)
2nd Brian Goodhew 37 Pts (c/b)
3rd Toby Bartle 37 Pts
4th Lewis Fuller 36 Pts (c/b)
NTP 3rd Not won
NTP 9th John Ellsmore 143 cms
NTP 11th George Evans 306 cms
D&P 8th Warren Joannou (Links) 115 cms
Supershot 7th Lance Fredericks 248 cms
Balls to 32 Pts
21st April 2015 Competition
Play was cancelled due to heavy rain.
Mollymook trip 11th May 2015
If anyone is interested in travelling to Mollymook for our annual clash on Monday 11th May, can you please put your name on the list in the starters shed.
Lake Macquarie Classic
This tournament is to be held at the Toronto Country Club from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July 2015. The nomination form will be in the Vets folder in the Golfers Lounge area.
Gerringong Golf Club
This is a reminder that Gerringong holds its Vet days for both men and ladies on the second Monday of every month as well as the 5th Tuesday when this occurs.
Trevor Bell Shield
The good news is that we are still the leading club, but we are still tied with everyone else. The day was scheduled to be played on Monday 21st April at The Grange but due to flooding on the front nine, the day’s competition was abandoned. There is a possibility that the round might be rescheduled to the vacant month of July, and this will be decided during the next meeting of the Illawarra Veteran Golfers Association.
Next month’s competition will be at Kiama on Monday 18th May 2015. The nomination sheet is on the board outside the starters shed. If anyone is interested in playing in the team, can you please put your name on the list because it is important to have reserves that we can call on from time to time. The shield has finally been mounted in the golfer’s lounge beneath the “results” screen in the golfer’s lounge.
AS you may have read a new course record was achieved by Steve Rippon in the March Monthly Medal. Steve fired a super round of 62 to break the old record of 65 by three. Steve followed this with an incredible 58 off the stick on the 25th of March to record 44 points in the Wednesday comp off his +1 handicap. This round included a three putt bogie on his nemesis hole, the 11th. Can he go lower?
A successful Mens Pennant season has finished with all 3 teams qualifying for the semi-finals and the White Horse Cup team winning the Pennant. Members can see the Pennant proudly on display in the Golf Shop.
To win a Pennant it takes a whole club effort from the buying of team shirts and golf balls, organizing food and beverages for visiting teams, to the support of the dedicated team members by the rest of the club. Clearly members participating in the various club match play events also give our players great experience at matchplay. Congratulations to the players in all three teams.
Congratulations to the organisers of the recent charity golf days held at the club. The White Duck Prostate Cup and the Pink Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Days were well supported and raised quite a deal of money for these worthwhile charities.
Unfortunately the Keno Mixed Fourball event was not well supported with only one pair nominating to play. Congratulations none-the-less goes to Lance and Robyn who will now represent the club at the next stage.
Feedback from members on the new 4 grade setup for Saturday and Wednesday competitions has been very positive and the Match Committee proposes to keep it running. There may be some minor tweaks to the handicap cut-off points in the coming months but members will be given plenty of notice if this eventuates.
Finally, the lateral water hazard (red markers) near the 7th green has been changed into a water hazard (yellow markers). This action has been taken as it was noted that some members were inadvertently taking drops on the green side of the hazard but closer to the hole in contravention of the rules of golf. If your ball enters the hazard in this region you must proceed under rule 26.1.
The player may under penalty of one stroke:
proceed under the stroke and distance provision of Rule 27-1 by playing a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5); or
Drop a ball behind the water hazard, keeping the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the water hazard the ball may be dropped;